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Get ready for the wedding speech season…

It won’t be long now until the first rash of spring weddings springs itself upon us. If you are any one of the following, there’s plenty of help here on HTWB to make sure your speech is just what you want to make your day even more special.

Get ready for the wedding speech season...

Do you have a wedding coming up this year? Will you be making a speech? Here’s some help to get that organised now, so you don’t need to worry about it nearer the time…

Here on HTWB you’ll find help to put your speech together if you’re…

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10 quick tips for talks and speeches: how to time yours perfectly

If you do any kind of public speaking – whether an elevator speech at a business meeting, a speech at a wedding, a presentation to colleagues, or anything else – keeping your content to a set time is usually very important.

10 quick tips for talks and speeches: how to time yours perfectly

As you grow more confident, you’ll find you depend less and less on your script, so work with highlighting key points to remind you – then ad lib the rest

And there’s nothing more embarrassing than being “buzzed” because you’re running over your time slot … being frantically waved at by an event organiser who is desperate to keep the meeting on schedule when you seem to be talking on blithely … or watching a social audience get twitchy, desperate to move on to the bar or to the toilets, or both.

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1. No worries: timing your talk or speech is simple

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How to make a great bride’s wedding speech

Oh, whoops … should a bride make a wedding speech? Surely this is an escape from the traditional male-dominated scenario? OK, with a hat-tip to tradition we have covered male speeches in this series here for the father-of-the-bride, here for the groom, and here for the best man.

How to make a great bride's wedding speech

These days the women don’t just sit around looking beautiful, despite the fact that they are – they can get up and make speeches that often knock spots off those made by the men.

But we’ve only just got started. These days the women don’t just sit around looking beautiful, despite the fact that they are – they can get up and make speeches that often knock spots off those made by the men. So let’s start with …

The bride’s wedding speech: content points can you consider

You may only want to get up and say a very few words, and that’s great. But conversely you may want to say quite a lot. Here follows a checklist of topics you can choose from, whatever length of speech you want to make…

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How to make a great best man’s wedding speech

Moving on from my earlier articles on wedding speeches – a general overview, plus some tips for the father of the bride (or whoever performs this role) – let’s now take a look at some ideas and guidance for the best man’s speech.

What are the best man’s “must haves?”

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Whether, as best man, you make your speech funny or not depends on you – your personality, and your own style.

He thanks the bridegroom for his speech and – on behalf of the bridal attendants – for his toast. He talks about the groom, and his relationship with him. He then reads out any telemessages and cards that have accumulated, and ends by proposing a toast to the bride and groom.

The following is how your best man’s speech can work out – and it would also make a sensible running order for you to use.

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How to make a great groom’s wedding speech

In some ways the groom has the easiest wedding speech of all – even easier than the father-of-the-bride speaker – despite the fact that he may have not slept for three nights beforehand worrying about it.

How to make a great groom's wedding speech

What about the main reason why you’re here?

Traditionally his role is to thank the father of the bride (or whoever has given this particular speech) for his kind words and to thank everyone responsible for organizing – and where appropriate, paying for – this amazing wedding.

He also thanks the other guests for turning up and for their generous gifts.

(No jokes about 18 toasters here; it could cause hurt feelings.)

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How to make a great father of the bride wedding speech

Traditionally the father of the bride speech is the first in the series of wedding speeches. (See here and here for two preliminary articles you’ll find useful.)

How to give a great father of the bride speech

Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy in the classic 1950 movie, “Father of the Bride.”

He gets up and talks about the bride – usually makes her squirm with embarrassment with anecdotes of her aged 5 with her teddy bears and dolls!

He welcomes the guests to the wedding and the groom and his family into his own. He will also thank people for their efforts in the wedding preparations (especially the bride’s mother, if appropriate) and mention special guests who can’t be present.

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